All members of our congregation are considered ministers, each called to service in different ways. We have two ministers who minister to the ministers, our pastors, Jan Bodin and Deb Braun. Jan is a graduate of Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 1977 and joined the UCC in 1983. She holds standing in the Minnesota Conference of the UCC. Jan has been here since December of 2009. She is actively involved in the Faribault Ministerium, the Minnesota Conference Southeast Area Cluster, and Southern Minnesota clergywomen.
Rev. Deb Braun's ordination and installation service
The Church Council directs the work of the church. Any member can serve on the Council. Nominations are made at our November Loyalty Meeting which occurs on the second Sunday of November. The Council works on spiritual matters such as worship and community connections, property and financial concerns, oversight of gifts and memorials to the church, as well as investments and receipt of funds designated for endowment. The Council generally meets once a month and everyone is welcome to attend.
Our Council now consists of: John Furey, President; Tary Draper, Vice-President; Jane Ketterling, Clerk; Carin Draper, Treasurer; Lynn Cook, Larry Luedke, Carroll Springmeyer and Delane James.